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Top Christian Songs for the Week Ending April 8, 2013

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Tomlin and Stanfill, both heavy hitters in the Passion movement, remain on top this week.

The official Top Christian Hits Chart is compiled each week by checking and averaging Christian charts and top play lists from all over the U.S. such as Billboard, Cashbox and Air 1 to find the most popular songs.

1. "Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)" - Chris Tomlin

Chris Tomlin - Burning Lights
EMI

"Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)," from the latest Chris Tomlin release, Burning Lights, debuted nine weeks ago and it remains at #1 on six other charts. This tune shines and is a big part of why the album is Tomlin's first to make it all the way to the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 Chart.

2. "One Thing Remains" - Kristian Stanfill

Passion: White Flag
sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records

The Passion take on Jesus Culture's "One Thing Remains" is as spirit-filled and full of love and life on the Passion version as it ever was. Kristian Stanfill shines as he shares a moment of pure worship with us.

  • Watch the video where Kristian Stanfill talks about his connection to the song
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3. "You Are I Am" - MercyMe

MercyMe - The Hurt & The Healer
Provident

"You Are I Am," the second single release from The Hurt & The Healer, is in week #11 in the charts. A song that shines a spotlight on us, our sin and our flawed beliefs that Jesus can't reach us because we've fallen so far down the rabbit hole of sin, it also reminds us at the end that "It's not about falling" but where we land.

4. "Hold On" - James Fortune & FIYA f/ Monica & Fred Hammond

James Fortune & FIYA - Identity
Intersound

In the 9th week in the charts, "Hold On" is the second radio single from Identity. Featuring vocals from Monica and Fred Hammond, the song is reminiscent of yester-year, delivering a soulful 5+ minutes of pure praise.

5. "It's Not Over (When God Is In It)" - Israel & New Breed

Israel & New Breed - Jesus At The Center
Integrity Music

After debuting 17 weeks ago, "It's Not Over (When God Is In It)" is still touching hearts and getting plenty of radio airplay. Featuring Aaron Lindsey, the song reminds us that no matter where we are in our walks with Jesus, as long as God is in our lives, it's not over.

6. "Words" - Hawk Nelson f/ Bart Millard

Hawk Nelson - Made
Fair Trade/Columbia

"Words" is the single from the new April release, Made, the first Hawk Nelson album without Jason Dunn on vocals. With a little help from MercyMe's Bart Millard, this song is getting a ton of radio love.

7. "Kings & Queens" - Audio Adrenaline

Audio Adrenaline - Kings & Queens
Fair Trade/Columbia

It only took eight weeks for "Kings & Queens," the first single release and title track from the new March release, to make it to the top spot in the charts before heading back down. Kevin Max says that the song is "THE orphan anthem" and Mark Stuart calls it "an amazing depiction of the kids' story."

8. "Nothing Is Wasted" - Jason Gray

Jason Gray - A Way To See In The Dark
Centricity Music

In week #2, the piano driven "Nothing Is Wasted" is stunning in its simple beauty.

9. "Just A Dream" - Sumerlin

Sumerlin - Motives
Sumerlin

In its second week, "Just A Dream" comes to us from Wilmington, North Carolina's Sumerlin. This is a band that is making waves with their talent and getting a lot of attention.

10. "Jesus, Firm Foundation" - Donehey, Chapman, Hall and Mandisa

Jesus, Firm Foundation
Provident

Debuting this week, the title track from this wonderful compilation features Mike Donehey from Tenth Avenue North, Steven Curtis Chapman, Mark Hall from Casting Crowns and Mandisa.

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